Contact: Jocelyn Duffy
Carnegie Mellon University
Caption: Pictured is the crystal structure of a pair of gold nanoparticles that exist in a right-handed (bottom) and left-handed (top) configuration. These nanoparticles hold great promise as a chiral catalyst -- a tool highly sought-after by the pharmaceutical industry.
Credit: Carnegie Mellon University
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